Parks and Recreation Planning Halloween Events

The City of Yakima’s Parks and Recreation Department is planning activities for the approaching Halloween season.

First up is the City’s Harman Center, which is adding a new feature to its annual Halloween Dance from 6:00 pm to 10 pm on Friday, October 27th. For the first time, a Halloween costume contest will be held in conjunction with the dance in the Harman Center ballroom.

“It will be family friendly, so bring the grandkids,” said Recreation Program Supervisor Leslie Richards. “Local businesses have donated prizes for the costume contest.”

A DJ will also be on hand and refreshments will be provided. The cost is $3 per person or $4 per couple for the dance/costume contest.

Then on Sunday night, October 29th, the Parks and Recreation Department will offer its annual Halloween Egg Hunt for children ages 10 and younger. Toddlers up to 3 years old will begin their hunt for candy-filled eggs at 5:30 pm on October 29th and children ages 4-10 will begin at 6:15 pm at the City’s Franklin Park.

Pre-registration is required and on-site registrations will not be permitted, said Recreation Supervisor Tami Andringa. “We are accepting registrations until Thursday, October 26th, if space is available,” she said.

Each child will receive a bag for their eggs and Halloween treats. The cost is $5 per child for those residing in the city limits. Admission is $8 for those outside the city limits.

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Parks and Recreation Planning Halloween Events – News Release